Well here it is.. the final piece. I sat on this a few days contemplating whether to do anything more to this piece
… and I decided in the end that I like it the way it was and anything extra would be overkill.
This is a project that you can do with your kids or by yourself.. obviously the variety in styles and tastes make this a great way to incorporate this idea into any Decor style depending on the recipient.
I think I will try a more sedate softer style on my next piece… not because I like it.. but just to see how different it can be.
Now let me be clear, if you haven’t already figured this out for yourselves.. I’m not a big fan of “perfection” I kinda like quirky and character. These Playdoh pieces were not pressed and punched perfectly, they aren’t all uniform thickness ..some have chunks missing, cracks, detail is lopsided.
My son helped press these and I don’t care that they aren’t perfect… they are perfect to me, because he did them with me.
So that said… you can, if it’s your thing.. roll this Playdoh out perfectly, re-roll anything that doesn’t punch perfectly and imprint perfectly… you can redo anything that has a crack, or a chunk missing or ..whatever imperfections you don’t want on your projects…
I’m not looking for everyone to go WOW.. her project is awesome.
I just want you to go.. WOW.. you can do stuff like that with crappy old Playdoh?
It’s impossible to appeal to everyone’s tastes all of the time, but it’s not impossible to appeal to someone’s creativity and imagination. So when you look at this…. look at the ideas and consider what you could do within your own taste in color and styles. Imagine how different this would look if it were just grouped in one corner on a distressed frame done in pastels …or a red frame with white flowers.. can you say BOLD !!!
So ignore the colors and the layout and .. hell just ignore all of it and let your imagination run wild. Oh the crazy things you could do !
And now for the really technical bits…
MDF frame I had kicking around, it came from Michaels a few years ago
Old mixed up Playdoh
Fondant icing plunger cutters from Hobby Lobby
Black enamel spray paint I had kicking around
Wink of Luna metallic pens ..sorry Steve… I know I know they aren’t meant for Playdoh…. but they work so well LOL
Rubber stamps for scroll work
Are you ready ??.. play close attention this gets very technical…..
- Dig out some old Playdoh
- Roll out said old Playdoh
- cut, plunge, press and release ..sounds like an animal program for stray cats lol
- Throw it on a baking sheet
- Bake at the lowest temp your oven will allow for at least 4 hours…, or let it air dry. Set a timer on the oven… It won’t hurt the Playdoh to forget about it at that temp… but you might as well save your electric right. Yeah I forgot about mine and baked it for a good 8 or so hours lol ..DOH! Now the next steps depend entirely on your project and the effect you are after. If you want a different color background…. Spray your flowers, shapes etc. and decorate the background BEFORE gluing them on.. I wanted all black, so I glued then sprayed.
Once it was dry, I simply ran some Wink of Luna markers over them to pick up the pattern on the Playdoh. If you don’t have those; you could use acrylic paints and rub it over with a stiff brush, or use your finger.. just to highlight. Once that was done I used ..again.. sorry Steve *grin… Wink of Luna markers to coat some rubber stamp scrolls and slapped them on there….and I do mean slapped.
Remember I had pre-glued my flowers etc, so there was no way to use a stamp block. It wasn’t meant to look “perfectly” stamped..
And there it is.. another fun way to use crappy old Playdoh. I bet this would work great on a Victorian style lace and pearls frame in pinks and creams ..or a box frame.
ooh the possibilities